RIYL: GY!BE's country cousin
Label: Baby Tooth
It looks like Baby Tooth in Tucson is releasing OHIOAN’sÂ EMPTY / EVERY MT on limited cassette!Â First, Iâ€™d like to note that the fidelityÂ of the recording is astonishing â€“ it feels like youâ€™re actually there, even in this digital format. Second, I know I labeled this under â€ścountry/alt-countryâ€ť and â€śfolk,â€ť but this isnâ€™t a normal variant of either genre. In its totality, this record actually sort of reminds me ofÂ ALLELUJAH! DONâ€™T BEND! ASCEND!Â if that took a detour through the Appalachians.Â The Middle Eastern influence is apparent on both records, so thatâ€™s probably lending to my reminiscence. Listen to a few singles available at the moment and see what you think of them. Cheers!
EMPTY / EVERY MT is an album about the "Appalachian Desert," a concept created by Ohioan band-leader Ryne Warner. He posits that one day mountaintop removal and mining will level the forests of Appalachia, turning once lush land into an arid desert-scape not unlike parts of the American West and North Africa. The music here was made using the sounds associated with those places--banjo, dobro, jaw harp, dulcimer, African scales, the electric guitar, modal tunings. The result is an image of Warner's Appalachian Desert rendered in sound.
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